In which Jaime required coffee in order to sit through the wedding vows. [x]
OMFG BEST MISTAKE EVER
Did the Tyrells bring Starbucks to King’s Landing?
Jaime Lannister shows up 15 minutes late with Starbucks and a gold hand.
This is obviously proof that coffee restores previously severed appendages.
(Source: maimedlion, via cracked)
Sil Unch behind the scenes, no doubt brushing up on galactic economics.
who the fuck chooses the actors in infomercials
(Source: guy, via petitsirena)
One morning, I was awakened by a knock at the door. I rolled out of bed, threw a blanket over my shoulder because it was cold, and made my way to the front of the house. I opened the door and a very nice Mormon lady handed me a pamphlet and launched in to a well-rehearsed spiel about accepting jesus in to my life when she stopped mid sentence and gave me a peculiar look. I used this pause in her speech to politely decline her offer and wish her a pleasant morning. It wasn’t until I looked at what she handed me that I understood why I stopped her in her tracks and then proceeded to laugh for the next half hour by myself.
Giant pigeons or tiny toasts?
I’m not really sure that the majority of the people upset by the Colbert tweet don’t get the satire. I can say that in the numerous (NUMEROUS!) times that 30 Rock did blackface, I got the joke. I just didn’t think it was funny or appropriate (Tina Fey and NBC don’t get to decide when it’s funny).
We excuse a lot in the name of comedy. I get the joke, and I’m still here for Colbert, but I think it’s dangerous to belittle the sensitivities of the oppressed.
Honestly, if we canceled every show that offended anyone, we’d have to cancel everything except well… no, nevermind, pretty much everything. I’d much rather see entertainers who try to do good and admit when they’ve done something wrong. Sometimes you tell a joke and it’s just not funny.
Also, Wil Wheaton (and you know I love Wesley Crusher) and Reddit need to take a seat. They lost me before they had me.
Addams Family Values (1993)
The best lift doors ever…
Snapped at the Technogym Wellness Valley. A message to employees and visitors to take get more active. Gotta love this.
Plus: Other oddities, amusements and fascinating things I’ve stumbled across being a slightly obsessed runner.
To quote an excellent article by Lesley Kinzel:
“[W]hat’s wrong with positively encouraging people to use the three minutes they’d spend in an elevator to exercise instead? Nothing, on the surface. Unfortunately though, these efforts don’t happen in a vacuum — they happen in context with a lot of other, less positive messages. They happen in the same culture that condemns any perceived laziness and less-than-perfect physical condition as moral failures. And that’s where things get a little more complicated.
“While stairs-encouragement may have some positive effects, it has negative ones too. Culturally, it places a heavy value on the ability to climb stairs in the first place, and marks this as both “normal” and the perferred state of things. It reinforces the idea that disabled bodies (or bodies that just aren’t in good enough shape to run up a few floors) are somehow broken, mismanaged or defective, and together with the plethora of other ableist crap we live with every day, this has a powerful and cumulative impact on their quality of life. In a world that sees good physical condition as a signifier of morality and good character, this is a problem.
“Disabled folks’ ability to get around is essentially being sacrificed in favor of feel-good cosmetic changes that let public institutions pat themselves on the back for being so forward-thinking. Ironic.”
So no thanks - The message here isn’t that employees and visitors should get more active, the message is that they should feel guilty for needing or wanting access to mobility aids. That’s not something that I can get behind or support.